Charred Scallion Butter

A recipe for butter that will help bring out the sweetness of corn.

Photography by Mitch Mandel


king corn charred scallion butter recipe

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1. Heat the vegetable oil in a sauté pan. Add the scallions and salt and cook over high heat until the scallions blacken slightly and take on a smoky flavor. Cool and mix with the soft butter.
2. Scoop the flavored butter onto a piece of waxed paper and roll into a cylindrical shape. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Slice off “coins” of the butter to serve with boiled or grilled corn.

Makes about 1/2 cup; serves 8 to 10